Located just northeast of Columbus, Mount Vernon, Ohio, is one of the brightest spots in the Buckeye State. A growing city with Midwestern sensibility and family-friendly amenities, many Ohio residents are becoming more eager to move into Mount Vernon apartments for rent. Centrally located to everything a big city has to offer, but still maintaining a small-town atmosphere, it is no surprise that the city has seen an 18 percent jump in population from 2000 to 2010, according to City-Data. With Mount Vernon's unique combination of a thriving residential community, pro-business lifestyle, historical downtown area and plenty of outdoor recreation, this city has a bright future ahead.
The city of Mount Vernon saw its beginnings in 1805 when a small group of travelers from Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland settled into the area and named the growing city after President George Washington's historic home. The city has been growing ever since, having been named an "All-American City" and "Ohio's Most Liveable Community" in the past by several publications. The city also prides itself on its past, having participated in many revitalization efforts to Mount Vernon's historic downtown. According to information from the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau, the city is home to more than 16,900 residents, and that number is expected to grow as more people find out about everything Mount Vernon has to offer.
One of the biggest community events held every year in Mount Vernon is the Dan Emmett Music and Arts Festival held every year in August. With a wide range of live music, delicious food vendors, arts and crafts and a local car and motorcycle show, this festival is something residents here look forward to every year.
Perhaps the city's best outdoor attraction is the Kokosing Gap Trail, a paved 14-mile trail equipped with the beautiful flora, wildlife, forests and wetlands that make the Ohio Valley so special.
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